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Claire's Knee

Le genou de Claire

Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, 1970
Drama, Romance


“Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?” says Jerôme, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. Before then, Jerôme spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and her blonde stepsister, Claire.

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Claire's Knee Directed by Éric Rohmer

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1972 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globes (USA)

1972 | Nominee: Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1971 | 3rd place: Best Screenplay

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1971 | Winner: Best Film

1971 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Director

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